Women Initiative to Eradicate Poverty (WITEP) is a non-government, community-based organization formed to alleviate poverty and improve the standard of living for the poor women of Uganda. Their objective is to mobilize and sensitize people in grassroots projects, focusing in food production and food security. Advocating for programmes that encourage the emancipation of women and youth, they provide for exchange of professional ideas and skills acquisition on social, political, and economic development.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva May 10, 2006 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $4,500 $709,697,825
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $542,325
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 357
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $132,232,925
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 150,590
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $576,922,575
Number of Ended Loans 5 716,354
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 6.89%
Amount in Arrears $0 $5,934,534
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $86,112,484
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 19,443
Default Rate 0.00% 1.12%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $6,485,241
Amount of Ended Loans $4,500 $576,922,575
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 19,256
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.25%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,755,454
Refund Rate 5,606.67% 0.68%
Amount of Refunded Loans $252,300 $4,859,375
Number of Refunded Loans 301 5,363

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 50.65% 74.33%
Average Loan Size $839 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $839 $654
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,846
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,800 $5,942
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 46.62% 7.02%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 3.42 days 6.29 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $245.15 $66.25
  Average Loan Term 8.11 months 10.74 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 412 348,819
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.45%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.91 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 3.30 1.59

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 32.03% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.5% -1.92%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 19.63%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Kevin Abago
Alice Apendi
Hellen Athieno
Vicky Auma
Beatrice Awor
Alex Emunyu
Robins Esayet
Florence Imagoro
Stephen Okoth
AUMA VICKY
Abbo Yedidah